###Contact: Kimberly Rielly, director of communications Lake Placid CVB / Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism Lake Placid, Adirondacks USA 518.637.6559 on Twitter @krielly
Lake Placid, N.Y. - Organizers have announced that late registration for the June 12 Lake Placid Marathon is still open, with less than 50 slots remaining for the 26.2 mile race, and the popular 13.1 mile half marathon filling at a record pace. Athletes are encouraged to enter online via Active.com as soon as possible at: http://www.active.com/framed/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1880540 "We're expecting a record turnout in tandem with the long term evolution of this event," said Brad Konkler, co-race director. "And this year, in addition to a world class race, we're very excited for the athletes to experience the Marathon's new headquarters at the Conference Center at Lake Placid in the heart of the downtown village." Athlete check in begins from 1:00p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 11 at the new Conference Center at Lake Placid. Conveniently located in the center of town and only a short walk from most hotels, the Olympic Center Complex with the added Conference Center will offer over 90,000 square feet of flexible meeting and exhibition space, with a total of 12 breakout rooms available for concurrent sessions, state of the art audio visual technology, a ballroom and a full service production kitchen. The Lake Placid Marathon and Half was recently ranked by a Runner's World Magazine survey as the number 2 "Best Destination" race in the United States. The world class race is set in the alpine Olympic village of Lake Placid located in the high peaks of the beautiful Adirondack Mountains. An early season race held each June, the Lake Placid Marathon and Half Marathon attracts athletes and spectators from all over North America and abroad. On June 12, 2011 the event will be hosting runners from over 40 US States, Canada, as well as runners from Australia, England, Japan, Sweden,Thailand, Mexico. The marathon features 28 aid station opportunities in 26.2 miles. The half marathon features 15 aid station opportunities in 13.1 miles. For more information and a complete master schedule, visit www.lakeplacidmarathon.com. For more information about Lake Placid, visit lakeplacid.com.